This movie clip explores two major Christian approaches to understanding why there is evil and suffering in the world, using an analogy with a can of fizzy drink. In the first example, the contents of a fizzy drink can are seen to 'explode', because it has been shaken beforehand. This is compared to the Freewill Defence, which says that bad things happen in the world because we choose to do them. The second example suggests that bad things happen in order that we might learn not to do certain things again. For example, if we do not want the contents of our drink's can to go everywhere, then we must not shake the can before opening it. This is compared to the Irenaean Theodicy, which says that evil and suffering is allowed to occur in the world so that we might learn not to do certain things, and also so that we will become better people.
The clip was produced as part of the programme, 'Philosophy of Religion: A New Approach', for the Minneapolis Telecommunications Network (MTN). The programmme was broadcast in October 2006.